Helicopter Company Waiving Weight Limit For Students

Islanders leaving Scilly for college are being offered help in getting their possessions to the mainland.

British International Helicopters will waive weight limits for personal effects but their St Mary’s manager, Dave Page, says students need to help the helicopter company move items efficiently.

He says it’s not uncommon for people to take bikes or tv’s to college and some passengers have been three times over their 15kg weight limit.

Dave says luggage can be dropped off at his check in desks now and they’ll take pieces over to Penzance when they have space.